I don't know about you, but I do remember the old Bulldog Drummond films shown on early tv - loved them. Drummond was a very dapper, well-to-do guy who went around solving all sorts of crimes and generally showing up the cops. Well, here's a link to Variety, the show-biz paper - yup, you guessed it. We're in for another re-do. (Thanks to In Reference to Murder for the original heads-up.)
Not that I think this is a totally bad idea. Drummond is a great character. But is the past the only mining ground for new mystery/thriller movie heroes? It's hard not to get that idea. (And remember the absolute botch they made of The Saint?)
But if this does, indeed, come to pass then I'm thinking Colin Firth would make a splendid Drummond. He could even carry the pencil thin mustache. Unless they - HORROR OF HORRORS - set the story in modern day.
Now that this appears to be in the works, can Boston Blackie be far behind?